- the capsule of connective tissue that envelops the kidney.
Origin of perinephrium
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- anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
- The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.
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